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Content or platform: why do students complete MOOCs?

Posted on 02 Dec 2015 with 0 comments
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The advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) poses new learning opportunities for learners as well as challenges for researchers and designers. MOOC students approach MOOCs from different perspectives, based on their learning goals and preferred approaches to learning. Towards better understanding the learners who take MOOCs, the authors surveyed MOOC learners’ motivations and correlated it to which students completed the course according to the pace set by the instructor/platform (which necessitates having the goal of completing the course, as well as succeeding in that goal).


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